Giving Challenges

Matching challenge grants are a tried and true method to drawing in new funders, while maximizing donations from existing supporters. And they often result in revenue that exceeds the initial challenge.
The Giving List has created a pooled fund wherein donors can offer challenge grants to participating nonprofits in the physical books and online.
Please look at some of those evolving challenges BELOW.
And if you are a donor interested in creating a match to amplify your giving, please reach out to us directly.

Hospice of Santa Barbara Virtual illuminate Speaker Series Returns with Sharon Salzberg on February 16, 2022 from 6 to 7 pm PDT. Hospice of Santa Barbara

Since 2020, Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) has adjusted to the new realities that come with COVID-19 by creating their […more…]

Camp Chit Chat Applications Are Open! Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center

Link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYRM7gLiADn6ICahwDOG7eR8m7WKuzj4daAe0R8Vpy9-E0qg/viewform?usp=sf_link Applications due April 15th! What are the camp dates?June 6th to July 28th.  All children […more…]

Honored for All Lifetimes Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara

Isaac Garrett was 22 years old in 1963 when Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln […more…]

The Stress Busters Wilderness Youth Project

When California’s Surgeon General announced in January that the state was adding “access to nature” to its list of seven […more…]

Lyndsey’s Legacy White Buffalo Land Trust

Long before she got sick, Lyndsey McMorrow believed it was possible for people to be conscious stewards of the earth. […more…]

Building a Resilient Food System Santa Barbara County Food Action Network

Boasting a year-round growing calendar, Santa Barbara County is known as a food mecca, ranking in the top one percent […more…]

Where Children Find their Voices Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center

Little Ryan was only three years old when he was diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), an uncommon motor […more…]

A Sanctuary for Exotic Birds Stays Aloft Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary

People call Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary (SBBS) Founder Jamie McLeod a warrior for good reason. She’s tough, resolute, and fiercely […more…]

Innovative Solutions to Complex Problems New Beginnings

When it comes to the rampant issue of homelessness in California, there are no miracle cures or easy fixes. New […more…]

Access to Nature for ALL NatureTrack

In the ten years that NatureTrack has been taking Santa Barbara County’s school-age kids on outdoor field trips, Steve Schulz […more…]

A Human-Centered Approach Hospice of Santa Barbara

The modern hospice movement was born in 1967 in a leafy neighborhood of southeast London when a nurse named Dame […more…]

Inspiring a Future Generation of Leaders Girls Inc. Carpinteria

At Girls Inc. Carpinteria, the work of empowering girls to ensure they have the tools to reach their full potential […more…]

Family Ties Family Service Agency

Family Service Agency is a Santa Barbara institution, as much a part of local history as major landmarks like the […more…]

ETC Reopens Its Doors Ensemble Theatre Company

Eight years ago, when the Victoria Hall Theater underwent a $12.6 million renovation that transformed the historic venue into The […more…]

Meeting the Moment of the Climate Crisis Community Environmental Council

The time for action on climate change is now. For the Community Environmental Council (CEC), an environmental stalwart on the […more…]

Empowering the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards Explore Ecology

In 1990, a group of parents excited about the potential of creative reuse and worried about the lack of funding […more…]

The Environment’s Advocate Environmental Defense Center

In 1969, a major blowout at Union Oil’s Platform A caused an estimated four million gallons of crude to pour […more…]

When Dreams Come True Dream Foundation

Shortly before dying from terminal cancer six years ago, Gary began filming videos with his four-year-old daughter Bailey. The hope […more…]

Uniting Santa Barbara Against Poverty CommUnify

People in the nonprofit world often talk about “A Tale of Two Santa Barbaras” to describe the county’s gaping wealth […more…]